Golden Globes 2018: Black is the New Form of Protest

Golden Globes Awards

Kicking off awards season is the 75th Golden Globe Awards, taking place on January 7, 2018, to be aired on NBC. It honors outstanding performances, movies, and TV shows. The event, to be hosted by Seth Meyers of SNL fame, is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm ET and ends at approximately 11:00 pm.

Seth Meyers

So grab some popcorn and get comfortable as we review what you can expect from this year’s show, including the protest movement. More on that later. Let’s start at the top.

It goes without saying that there are winners and losers, upsets and surprises, and a lot to look forward to…

Winners

Jessica Chastain

All the Money in the World – Nominations For Best Actor/Actress & Director
While almost nobody had seen All the Money in the World when it was nominated, the daring directorial move by Ridley Scott sent an important message to Hollywood. Ridley Scott replaced Kevin Spacey with actor Christopher Plummer after assault allegations surfaced. The film’s release date, originally slated for December 22, was delayed by only three days.

Molly’s Game – Nomination For Best Actress
Molly’s Game is based on the true story of an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive and illegal poker game. With outstanding performances from Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, a great script based on a true story, directed and written by Aaron Sorkin, what else can you ask for in a movie?

Dunkirk – Nominations For Best Picture & Best Director
Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, focuses on the World War II Allied troop evacuation by British and French forces from the French port town of Dunkirk. This gripping true story tells the tale of the against-all-odds evacuation of 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers from the approaching German army.

Losers

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The Big Sick – Not Nominated
While the Big Sick doesn’t easily fit in the comedy or drama category that’s no reason for it to have been left out of the awards list this year. It’s actually a heart-warming, cross-cultural and true love story between a Pakistani Muslim comic and an American graduate student. The storyline covers her mysterious and potentially fatal illness and how it brings people together.

Wonder Woman – Not Nominated
Despite having a huge fan base, neither “Wonder Woman’s director Patty Jenkins nor star, Gal Gadot, were nominated. This is a huge snub. Wonder Woman has a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has garnered 23 nominations from other awards organizations.

Female Film Directors – Not Nominated
We were pleased to see a slew of great films from female directors in 2017 including Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman, Dee Rees for Mudbound, and Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird. It was a real shame to see the Globes voted in an all-male list of directors.

Surprises

“Get Out” was nominated in the comedy category. It is absolutely not a comedy but a violent horror-thriller with a bit of comedy thrown in. It’s The Stepford Wives meets Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Definitely not a date movie.

Cecil B. Demille Award

Earning the honor this time is Oprah, who will make history as the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The winner is selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association board of directors and is someone who has made “an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”

The “Black” Carpet

Emma Stone

Another first in the making: The red carpet this year will be attended by women and men wearing all-black, according to People magazine.
Many major actresses — including nominees, Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone — are planning to wear all-black outfits as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood. While many celebrities have worn pins and accessories to express support for other causes including the ACLU, the safety pin movement to support marginalized populations, the Charlie Hebdo attacks and others, this is the first time that actresses have come together in a full show of solidarity.

According to Stylist Ilaria Urbanati, who works with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tom Hiddleston, Garrett Hedlund, Armie Hammer and more, her clients will be also be dressing in all black in solidarity with the women. This could kick-off more black-wearing protests throughout the upcoming awards season.

Movies

Best Picture — Drama
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Picture — Comedy or Musical
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
The Greatest Showman
I, Tonya
Lady Bird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tom Hanks, The Post
Gary Oldman, The Darkest Hour
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Meryl Streep

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Meryl Streep, The Post
Michelle Williams, All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Steve Carrell, Battle of the Sexes
Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes
Helen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Christopher Plummer, All The Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Alison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Director — Motion Picture
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Ridley Scott, All the Money in the World
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Best Motion Picture — Animated
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
Ferdinand
Loving Vincent

Best Picture — Foreign Language
A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
First They Killed My Father (Cambodia)
In the Fade (Germany/France)
Loveless (Russia)
The Square (Sweden, Germany, France)

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, The Post
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

Best Original SongMotion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Television

Best Television Series — Drama
The Crown, Netflix
Game of Thrones, HBO
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
Stranger Things, Netflix
This Is Us, NBC

Best Television Series — Comedy
Black-ish, ABC
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon
Master of None, Netflix
SMILF, Showtime
Will & Grace, NBC

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies, HBO
Fargo, FX
Feud: Bette and Joan, FX
The Sinner, USA
Top of the Lake: China Girl, Sundance TV

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce
Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick
William H. Macy, Shameless
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Comedy
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Frankie Shaw, SMILF

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Jude Law, The Young Pope
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
Alexander Skarsgaard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Ann Dowd, Handmaid’s Tale
Chrissy Metz, This is Us
Michelle Pfeiffer, Wizard of Lies
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies